Australian news, and some related international items

TODAY. Why did Solomon Island’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare not attend the war memorial ceremony?

Well, the USA and Australian political leaders hypocritically bemoaned his non attendance. The Guadalcanal ceremony memorial service was organised by USA, and attended by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and ministers and officials from Japan, Australia and New Zealand

China didn’t get a guernsey.

It’s because Solomon Islands have made a security deal with China (not a military-base deal) that USA has deigned to celebrate this World War 2 anniversary, a thing that they never bothered with before. Another occasion to rev up Australis and Pacific Islanders against China.

The breathless hypocrisy of all this! Does no-one think of the history of World War 2? This was an embarrassing situation for the Solomon Island’s leader.

Japan was invited to the ceremony. That’s fine, now. But Japan WAS the enemy in WW2, and invaded the Solomon Islands.

And it was Japan that invaded China in 1931.  China was the first country to enter what would become the Second World War, and it was the ally of the United States and the British empire from just after Pearl Harbor in 1941, to the Japanese surrender in 1945.

So – the WW2 aggressor – Japan – was invited, and the WW2 ally, China was spurned.

The whole ceremony thing was just another swipe in the current – let’s all hate China meme.


August 9, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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